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September 13, 2022
Ross Thurlow
enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
Farm buildings: an accident waiting to happen?

Forensic investigators are often presented with puzzling cases where the obvious evidence doesn’t naturally point to the cause, and further in-depth analysis is required to determine exactly what went wrong. While carrying out an on-site investigatio…

September 13, 2022 by Ross Thurlow, enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
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August 09, 2022
Ross Thurlow
enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
Golf drives a hard bargain

In response to an allegation, forensic investigators use a wide range of techniques to explain and prove the specific circumstances that led to an incident or a loss. Determining whether evidence is credible often requires an imaginative approach, bu…

August 09, 2022 by Ross Thurlow, enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
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July 13, 2022
Jon Mainwaring
client director, home emergency, UK
The home heating revolution

From 2025, gas boilers will be vetoed from new homes in the United Kingdom and replaced with more environmentally friendly alternatives, such as air source heat pumps (ASHP) or hydrogen systems. It’s reported that around 47,000 heat pumps were instal…

July 13, 2022 by Jon Mainwaring, client director, home emergency, UK
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May 12, 2022
James McIntosh, national manager, technical services and Bruce Visser, technical manager, repair standards
Digital twin technology: another dimension to claims assessments

Digital twin provides an accurate and transparent representation of the inside and outside of a property. It allows all stakeholders to have full visibility of the damage and be able to discuss repairs openly with claims handlers, builders and other …

May 12, 2022 by James McIntosh, national manager, technical services and Bruce Visser, technical manager, repair standards
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January 27, 2022
Aidan Fitzgerald
MCL marine & engineering adjuster
Onboard a floating city

While it may feel as though modern technology has ‘shrunk’ the world, the ocean is still a vast and isolated space. Ships can be thousands of kilometres from land in any direction, sometimes battling inhospitable conditions, so onboard facilities nee…

January 27, 2022 by Aidan Fitzgerald, MCL marine & engineering adjuster
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November 18, 2021
Bo Petersson
PE, mechanical engineer, EFI Global
Much more than a lot of hot air: How ventilation assessments of HVAC systems can help reduce COVID-19 transmission

There is a great deal of uncertainty regarding the ways in which buildings can contribute or prevent the spread of COVID-19. Engineering professionals and other experts have indicated the transmission of COVID-19 can be reduced with changes to buildi…

November 18, 2021 by Bo Petersson, PE, mechanical engineer, EFI Global
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September 30, 2021
Leon Briggs
Head of property & national executive adjuster, Sedgwick Australia
Reflecting on the Mansfield earthquake

The Mansfield earthquake in Victoria, Australia brought back a decade of memories dealing with hundreds of claims worth billions of dollars in Christchurch. While Mansfield is not a similar crisis to Christchurch (New Zealand) or Newcastle (Australia…

September 30, 2021 by Leon Briggs, Head of property & national executive adjuster, Sedgwick Australia
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July 27, 2021
Michael Boyes
head of construction and engineering
Construction groundwork claims: Unfortunate or foreseeable?

Across New Zealand, the winter weather conditions threaten to saturate the ground — potentially causing landslips and soil collapse and often, causing disruption to construction works. Increased rainfall during the winter months is expected, bu…

July 27, 2021 by Michael Boyes, head of construction and engineering
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August 14, 2020
Keith Pokorny, Regional Vice President, EFI Global Inc. and Ed Reis, President, Repair Solutions
Trending themes in building safety and repair

You may think you are prepared, but are you really prepared? As more organizations move from a planning phase to an active return to workplaces, schools, campuses and more, they are facing an urgent need to have resources at the ready from a building…

August 14, 2020 by Keith Pokorny, Regional Vice President, EFI Global Inc. and Ed Reis, President, Repair Solutions
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